Our God is anything but ordinary. Certainly, the God who created the whole world into existence by his breath alone is a God who encourages creativity (Psalm 33:6). God created our inward parts and wove us in our mother’s womb, we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139: 13-16). Even in the old testament God filled His people with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship; to make designs for working in gold and in silver and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work (Exodus 35: 30-35). Let His people praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him (Psalm 149: 3).
Woah. Just by these few verses alone, God’s artistry shines brightly. It’s no wonder my long for those craftsman style homes rather than the cookie cutter condos! But how does this apply to our worship? Well, for starters craftsman style worship is so much more appealing to God that cookie cutter worship! Why, because it is authentic. Becuase God’s wants us. God wants all of us, each different, each beautiful, coming together to form the greatest tapestry of worship ever known.
So in my last post, I shared about getting started with devotionals daily. But today we are going to expand the envelope. Maybe you’ve been a Christian and doing devotionals for twenty years, but have never experienced the passionate creative worship I’m going to share about. Worship that is so much more than reading scripture and journaling.
What is worship could be woven? What if worship could be sung? What is worship could be formed from clay? What if worship could be painted? What if worship could be danced? What if worship could be exercised? Wait, so Christina you are saying in any activity, in any passion, in any creative avenue God can be glorified? With a joyful shout, I say yes! So if your devotional times have become boring over the years, explore your creative side, and may everything you do bring glory to God!
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” -Deuteronomy 6:5
Love God with absolutely everything you have,
P.S. My challenge to you this week is to find a creative avenue to bring worship to our God who delights in the hearts of His created.